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FCC v. BEACH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Docket No.: 92-603
Argued: March 29, 1993
Decided: June 1, 1993

Topics:

Communication Act of 1934, Economic Activity, Consumer Protection, Due Process, Equal Protection Clause, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, judicial review

PartyNames: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION et al. v. BEACH COMMUNICATIONS, INC., et al.
Petitioner: Federal Communications Commission Et Al.
Respondent: Beach Communications, Inc., Et Al.

Citation: 296 U. S. App. D. C. 141, 965 F. 2d 1103
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Federal Communications Commission Et Al.
v.
Beach Communications, Inc., Et Al.
508 U.S. 307 (1993)
Other Citations: (113 S.Ct. 2096, 124 L.Ed.2d 211)
Question:

Is there a conceivable rational basis justifying the distinction between cable facilities that serve separately owned and managed buildings and those that serve one or more buildings under common ownership or management for purposes of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment?

FCC v. BEACH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 29, 1993

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for FCC, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Majority: Thomas,Chief Justice Roberts Rehnquist,White,Blackmun,O'Connor,Scalia,Kennedy,Souter
Concurring: Stevens
Opinion By:
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